On January 15 and 16, 2013, the University of Concepción will be the venue for the Institutionality for the Development of Science and Technology Conference, organized by researchers, scientists and academics. This event aims to bring together all those involved in research in Chile to find answers to problematic questions, such as the kind of science Chile needs, future expectations in the area and national contingency.
This conference was organized and implemented by the Enrique Molina Garmendia Organization of Academics of the University of Concepcion in collaboration with the citizen movement More Science for Chile and CEFOP, together with the support of the Chilean Academy of Sciences, Innova Biobío and the Technological Development Unit (UDT) of the University of Concepción. National and international researchers from different areas of scientific and technological development were invited to participate, so that they could contribute to the exchange of knowledge and experiences.
During the conference, a series of talks and round tables will be offered to the community. The aim is to unify criteria and also define problems that science in Chile has to face, so as to create a solid base for a new institutionalization in national research.
Moreover, we will benefit from the participation of Carlos Blondel from More Science for Chile, Daniel Almonacid, on the advisory board of Encuentros conference, Claudio Pérez from The Postgraduate and Research Students’ Association (ANIP) and also Ariana Bertín from the Postgraduate Research Assembly of the University of Concepcion, who will give a general long term view of Chilean science.
The conference will end with an exhibition from the World Science Forum – Río de Janeiro 2013, presented by its main coordinator, Dr. Luiz Davidovich, director of the Brazilian Academy for Sciences. The event will conclude with a party in the Forum of the University of Concepción.